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Historical Town Centre

The centre of the town is Smetanovo náměstí square which, at almost 500 m long, is one of the longest squares in Central Europe. Come and see for yourself the whole range of outstanding town houses which, though standing on narrow gothic plots of land, are predominantly late Baroque and Classicist in style. Do not forget that you can explore the whole square without getting your feet wet even when it is raining. This is thanks to its characteristic arched arcades, which provide shelter from precipitation as well as cool shade in summer. Besides the wonderful old buildings along the square there is also the town hall tower, which divides the square into two halves. In the upper half stands the Marian Pillar, while in the lower part we find a statue of Litomyšl’s famous son, the composer Bedřich Smetana. As you walk along the square you will come across a small side street, Váchalova street, which is decorated with unique contemporary sgraffiti of motifs from Váchal’s ‘Bloody Novel’ which graduates of Litomyšl School of Restoration created here in 1998. Also part of the town centre is the adjoining Toulovcovo náměstí square and numerous small streets and alleyways.

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